Sunday, August 29, 2004

The competition result!


Robin the timekeeper
Originally uploaded by athens2004blog.

Yes, as Robin is demonstrating, the winning time for the men's 4x400m relay was 2:55:91.

20 of you guessed too fast (over-confident Americans perhaps?), 8 of you guessed too slow. But the nearest was GM from London with 2:56:02 (beating Linda from Alaska by 0.01 seconds). Well done GM! Send me your address and I'll post you a tacky Olympic souvenir (it'll probably get to you quicker if I post it when I'm back in London myself on Wednesday!).

In the comments on the final entrants list below, my mum seemed to think Bob from Calgary had won. Sorry mate - you missed out (again). In our 3 competitions Bob's managed a silver, a bronze and a false win - send me your address and I'll send you an Olympic postcard. It's the least we can do!

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Well done to GM and sorry to Bob I was wrong, but it looks as if you will get a postcard out of it. Maybe Kit will have to take a postcard back to London in case you do not get your address to him in time.

Enjoyed the closing ceremony but before that the way the Brazilian kept going in the marathon and was so gracious afterwards. I am glad they awarded him that extra medal.

WHAT are we all going to do now the games are over. Many thanks to Kit and to all those who have been posting comments. You have all enhanced my life no end and I wish you all well.

Sarah/Typical Mum!!!

Anonymous said...

Thanks Sarah/Mum. Had me excited there for a bit. Oh, and I don't stem from the French Canadian side, although my wife does.
Kit and Robin: You've done a great job. Added a great bit of human interest to the whole thing and made it much more personal. It was almost like being there and competing (well, almost). OK, not really, but still loads of fun.
My email is bmomot@shaw.ca Send me a note and I'll reply with my mailing address.

Anonymous said...

Kit,

Just a short message to say many thanks for the little pressies. I'm surprised that they managed to get here so quickly!

Let's hope that Britain do well in the Paralympics .... and then onto Italy for the 2006 Games. One of these days, the IOC might get their act together and put sports like football, basketball, handball and volleyball in the Winter Olympics. That might help to ease the pressure on cities hosting the Summer Games.

Only 10 months until the 2012 city is picked. Let's hope it's London!

Many thanks,
GM in London

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